CURE has an exceptional opportunity for a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at its hospital in Malawi. This position represents a unique opportunity for a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon who wants to be involved in caring for disabled children, and playing a vital role in improving the quality of health in a community. The Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon will be responsible for providing hands-on surgical care to our patients, which adheres to the quality standards of CURE. The Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon is also responsible for teaching and training on the principles and techniques of orthopedic surgical care to other physicians who may be training at the hospital; overseeing the practice of surgery by these physicians; and continuing to facilitate improvement in the quality of care, education and administration of the orthopedic surgery department.
- Prepare and review case histories and obtain data through evaluation of patients and consult with family members.
- Examine patients, determine need for clinical laboratory tests and interpret examination findings and test results.
- Prescribe appropriate orthopedic surgical treatments based on findings and results.
- Determine procedures for preoperative and postoperative care, including the administration of sedatives, prescription of diets and preparation of the patient’s operative area.
- Apply surgical procedures and coordinate operations with the anesthesiologist.
- Treat patients suffering from surgical shock, postoperative hemorrhage and other complications.
- Direct other operating room staff in procedures for preoperative and postoperative care and operating room techniques.
- Instruct resident orthopedic surgeons in orthopedic surgical procedures.
- Accurately and thoroughly chart pertinent patient information.
- Ensure the safety of patients during consultations, surgical interventions and in the postoperative environment.
- Assist the Medical Director in ensuring the maintenance of an accurate and adequate supply of medications and supplies.
Qualified candidates for this position will possess the following:
- Medical degree (MD or DO) from a qualified, recognized medical institution
- Board certification, or board eligible, preferred
- Current and unrestricted medical license
- Two (2) years experience in a private or hospital practice
- Experience in the developing world strongly preferred
- Moderate ability with the English language required, fluency preferred. Fluency in one of the local language(s) may also be required depending on the location.
- Strong communication skills, especially with those of different cultures.
- Competency and proficiency in orthopedic surgical procedures.
- Strong interest in teaching and training.
In addition, all candidates should be familiar with the Statement of Faith, and will be required to agree to perform the duties of the position in support of, and not in opposition to, this aspect of CURE International in order to be considered for this position.